LANCASTER – A man was shot and killed during the robbery of a computer store in Lancaster Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
“We got the call at 4 p.m. about a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of 20th West and K,” said Sgt. Jill Deschamps of the Lancaster Station. “It turned out that there was a robbery and a shooting from the computer store, one man was shot and he is now deceased.”
Hours after the shooting, detectives tracked the thief to a home in the 43000 block of Grange Street in Lancaster.
At about 11 p.m. Friday, dozens of deputies and members of the Special Enforcement Bureau surrounded the home and engaged in an armed standoff.
Officials said the suspect is a black male and is believed to have been wearing a dark hood and a ski mask during the robbery. The suspect reportedly entered the store carrying a backpack and a rolling suitcase. The thief shot the victim multiple times and then fled the scene in a dark colored sedan, Burson said.
Burson did not release the name of the victim, however family members identified the victim as 59-year-old Reed Keith, the owner of e-Chaps Computer Store.
They said Keith was robbed and shot to death inside his business.
As of 11:45 p.m. Friday, deputies were still engaged in a standoff. We will have more details on this story as they become available.
UPDATED 2:15 a.m., 3/24/12: The gunman who robbed a computer store and killed its owner was not located at the residence in the 43000 block of Grange Street, according to Deputy Peter Gomez. Gomez said officials disbanded from the location around 2 a.m. Saturday.
** The gunman was ID’s as 24-year-old Timothy Johnson and arrested. Read more here. **